A phonological disorder is a language-based speech disorder. A child with a phonological disorder demonstrates difficulty learning and organizing sounds needed for speech production or misrepresents sounds needed for spelling and reading.
Current phonology treatment approaches focus on establishing goals and address patterns of errors (e.g., deleting the final consonants in words) versus individual targets (e.g., helping a child produce the "t" sound in words, sentences, and phrases before targeting another sound). Some research confirms that targeting patterns or groups of sounds improves intelligibility quicker than just targeting single words.
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to see research articles that support targeting these skills in order to improve a child's ability to produce sounds.